Nagpur: The Nagpur bench of State Information Commission has dealt a blow to registrar of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University Dr Puran Meshram. The commissioner has issued directives that the entire record of log book of Meshram”s vehicle when he was finance and accounts officer and overtime of driver should be made available to Prof Sunil Mishra. The commissioner has stated that log book of vehicle is public document.
Prof Mishra had sought above information under RTI application on December 23, 2014. He had sought entire record from time of making available vehicle to finance and accounts officer to December 23, 2014. After Meshram filed a written application that this information should not be given to Mishra, public information officer had denied this information to Prof Mishra. The first appellate officer had also upheld this decision. Later, Mishra filed second appeal in the Nagpur bench of information commissioner.
Information commissioner of Nagpur bench Vasant Patil approved Mishra”s appeal and has cancelled orders of public information officer and first appellate officer. He also directed that necessary information should be sent through post to applicant after inspection of file within seven days of receipt of this order.
Apart from this, public information officer has been issued notice about why penalty of 250 per day under section 20(1)